Creating a sketch

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You can upload create a sketch to add to your Post using a basic drawing editor. You cannot create a sketch in a new Post. You must first create a new Post, and then edit the Post to create your sketch.

NOTE: You can not delete a sketch once it has been created in a Post.

To create a sketch and add it to your Post:

  1. Create and submit a new Post or select an existing Post.
  2. Click the Edit Post link beneath the Post.
  3. In the Attached Files section, click Add sketch.
  4. Enter a title for your sketch.
  5. You can draw on the canvas to create your sketch.
  6. (Optional) Change the colour of the pen by selecting one of colour buttons beneath the canvas.
  7. (Optional) To delete any incorrect content click the Eraser button.
  8. Click Post Comment to create the sketch. Alternatively you can click Cancel Comment if you want to discard your changes.
  9. (Optional) If you want to provide a link to the sketch in the text of the Post (NOTE: If you make changes in the Post you will lose them if you add another sketch or data file unless you Submit your changes first):
    1. Ensure your cursor is in the position within your Post where you want to add the link to the sketch.
    2. Click the Add to text button next to the sketch that you want to include in your Post text.
  10. When you are ready to save your changes to the post, enter a reason for your changes in the Reason For Edit field.
  11. Click Submit to save the changes.

Changing the format of the sketches displayed in your Post

You can change the way that the links to sketches are displayed in your post. You can change the size of the image that is displayed for the sketch. You can also choose to display only the title of the sketch instead of the image.

To change the size of the image for the sketch:

  1. Choose the width and height that you want for the image in pixels.
  2. Edit the data markup to include the size attribute. For example, to change the size of the icon for the sketch 27680 to 180 pixels by 140 pixels, enter the following text into your Post: [data=size:180x140]27680[/data]
  3. Enter a Reason for edit and Submit the changes to your Post.

The size of the image for the sketch will be changed in your Post.

To display only the title of the sketch:

  1. Edit the data markup to include the text attribute. For example, to display only the title for the sketch 27680, enter the following text into your Post: [data=text]27680[/data]
  2. Enter a Reason for edit and Submit the changes to your Post.

The image for the sketch is no longer displayed, and the title of the sketch is displayed in one of the format * Data: SketchTitle

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